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HORNE, Gen Henry Sinclair (1861-1929)

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0099 KCLMA Horne
Held at: Liddell Hart Centre for Military Archives, King's College London
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Full title: HORNE, Gen Henry Sinclair (1861-1929)
Date(s): 1915-1929
Level of description: collection
Extent: 1 scrapbook
Name of creator(s): Horne | Lord | Henry Sinclair | 1861-1929 | Baron | General


Administrative/Biographical history:

Born, 1861; educated Royal Military Academy, Woolwich, 1878-1880; Royal Artillery, 1880; staff captain, Meerut, 1890; adjutant of the Royal Horse Artillery, Kirkee; 1892; served in the South African War, 1899-1902; served in World War One, 1914-1918; general officer commanding-in-chief, Eastern Command, 1918-1920; Baron [1919]; aide-de-camp general to King George V, 1920; retired from Army, 1926; died 1929.


Scope and content/abstract:

Scrap book compiled by Lord Henry Horne, covering the period 1915-1929, reflecting his work at official functions and social life following World War One, including letters, press cuttings, photographs and other mementos including letter in French from Maj Gen John Emerson Wharton Hedlam, Jul 1924; letter from Field Marshal Sir Douglas Haig to Florence Matthews congratulating her on her work with the 'Soldiers and Sailors Free Buffet' at Victoria Station, Jul 1920; letter to Horne from Randall Davidson, Archbishop of Canterbury, 1927 and from his wife Edith Davidson, 1928. Photographs including of Horne; Prince Albert (later King George VI) and the Horne family at social events. Invitations to events at Buckingham Palace. Press cuttings on topics including Horne, his career, retirement, award of OBE and family; the death of Haig; the British Royal Family; unveiling of World War One memorials including the 2 Div memorial, 1923 and the Kitchener memorial and obituary for Horne in The Naval and Military Record, 21 Aug 1929.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:
English, one item in French.

System of arrangement:


Conditions governing access:

Open, subject to signature of Reader's undertaking form, and appropriate provision of two forms of identification, to include one photographic ID.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Copies, subject to the condition of the original, may be provided for research use only. Requests to publish original material should be submitted to the Trustees of the Liddell Hart Centre for Military Archives, attention of the Director of Archives and Information Management, King's College London.

Finding aids:

No additional finding aids.

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Received by the archive, 1987.

Allied Materials

Related material:

Publication note:

Description Notes

Archivist's note:
Entry compiled by Sarah Drewery.

Rules or conventions:
Compiled in compliance with General International Standard Archival Description, ISAD(G), second edition, 2000; National Council on Archives Rules for the Construction of Personal, Place and Corporate Names, 1997.

Date(s) of descriptions:
Feb 2008

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